Swimmer Nearly Completes Trek From Nantucket To Martha's Vineyard

It'll be marked down as a failed attempt to swim from Nantucket to Martha's Vineyard, but a swimmer came close this week.

Doug McConnell was swimming to raise money for ALS disease research through his Illinois-based non-profit called A Long Swim.

McConnell started at Nantucket's Eel Point and attempted to swim to the Edgartown Lighthouse, and made it within a half-mile of completing the 18-mile journey.

He had to stop because of rip currents, jellyfish and other hazards, according to A Long Swim.

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